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Lorli von Trapp Campbell, of 'Sound of Music' family, dies

The second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family became famous through the musical and movie “The Sound of Music,” has died
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FILE — In this July 13, 1997 file photo Lorli von Trapp Campbell attends a mass honoring her father, in Stowe, Vt. A funeral home confirmed Lorli von Trapp Campbell died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in Northfield, Vt. She was the second daughter of Maria von Trapp, whose Austrian family became famous through the musical and movie "The Sound of Music." Lorli was a younger stepsibling to the older von Trapp children who went on to be depicted in stage and film. She herself was not. (AP Photo/Craig Line, File)
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October 21

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

Katie Couric, in a new memoir called “Going There,” writes of feeling betrayed by Matt Lauer following the sexual misconduct accusations that led to his firing at the “Today" show in 2017
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 file photo, Television journalist Katie Couric attends the 60th annual Clio Awards at The Manhattan Center in New York. Couric has a new book "Going There" out on Oct. 26. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 21

Top piano event winner says pandemic helped him concentrate

The Canadian winner of what is arguably the piano world’s most important competition says the coronavirus pandemic lockdown helped him concentrate on music
October 21
Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada, the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the Frederic Chopin international piano competition, poses for The Associated Press just hours after his win was announced, in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. Liu told the AP he still does not feel like a professional pianist but is focused on preserving the inspiration and fresh approach to music that led him to the prestigious award. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
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Review: 'Ron's Gone Wrong' has the movie code all jumbled

There’s a clear message in the new film “Ron’s Gone Wrong” and that message is to stop watching films like “Ron’s Gone Wrong.”
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This image released by 20th Century Studios shows Barney, voiced by Jack Dylan Grazer, right, and Ron, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, in a scene from Ron's Gone Wrong." (20th Century Studios via AP)
October 21

Bernini's dazzling chapel even brighter after restoration

A chapel in a Rome church that is home to a Baroque sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been made even more dazzling after restoration
October 21
Reporters admire the Cornaro Chapel with The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa, the central sculptural marble group, during the presentation of its restoration in Santa Maria Della Vittoria Church, in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021. The restoration involved the entire chapel, a masterpiece of the High Roman Baroque, designed and completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1653. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
October 21

Rapper Young Thug sues over swiped bag that had cash, songs

Atlanta rapper Young Thug says that an apartment concierge let an unknown person take his Louis Vuitton bag holding jewelry, money and about 200 unreleased songs
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Musician Young Thug performs at the 2021 Governors Ball music festival at Citi Field on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)
October 21

Rosamund Pike to narrate audiobook of 'The Eye of the World'

Rosamund Pike is already starring in the Amazon Prime Video based on Robert Jordan’s “The Wheel of Time" books
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FILE - Rosamund Pike arrives at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 18, 2018. Pike, who stars in the Amazon Prime release of Robert Jordan’s “The Eye of the World," is also narrating the late author’s fantasy classic. Macmillan Audio announced Wednesday that the audiobook comes out Nov. 16. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 21

PHF strikes women's hockey streaming deal with ESPN+

The Premier Hockey Federation has reached an agreement to make ESPN+ the exclusive home for watching games in this U.S. this season
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October 20

Canadian wins 18th Chopin international piano competition

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada has been named as the winner of the 40,000-euro ($45,000) first prize in the 18th Frederic Chopin international piano competition, a prestigious event that launches pianists’ world careers
October 20
In this undated photo provided by Jaroslaw Golebiowski, a view of a renovated portrait of Polish composer Frederic Chopin. A peeling portrait of Polish piano composer Frederic Chopin purchased at a flea market hung modestly in a private house in Poland for almost three decades before an expert dated the painting to the 19th century. The small painting now resides in a bank vault somewhere in eastern Poland while its owners negotiate their next steps. News of the artwork’s existence broke this week as Warsaw hosted the 18th Frederic Chopin Piano Competition. The art expert who examined the portrait says it has significant historic value, but he refrained from estimating what it might sell for. (Jaroslaw Golebiowski via AP)
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Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada is the winner of the 18th Chopin international piano competition

Bruce (Xiaoyu) Liu of Canada is the winner of the 18th Chopin international piano competition
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Dave Chapelle special spurs Netflix walkout; 'Trans lives matter'

Netflix employees walked out Wednesday in protest of Dave Chappelle’s special and its anti-transgender comments
October 20
People protest outside the Netflix building on Vine Street in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. Critics and supporters of Dave Chappelle's Netflix special and its anti-transgender comments gathered outside the company's offices Wednesday. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
October 20

Review: Denis Villeneuve's doom-laden, dynamite 'Dune'

A cool wind sweeps through the sands of “Dune,” Denis Villeneuve’s chilly, majestic adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 science-fiction novel
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This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Timothee Chalamet, left, and Rebecca Ferguson in a scene from "Dune." (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)
October 20

Morgan Freeman interviews police recruits in Alabama town

The latest batch of police recruits in an Alabama beach town faced an interview board that included law enforcement executives and a civilian who was recognizable by his voice if not by his face: Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman
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This photo released by the Gulf Shores Police Department shows actor Morgan Freeman, left, with six other members of a panel that interviewed police recruits in Gulf Shores, Ala., on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021. Officials said Freeman, who owns property in the city and spends time there, volunteered to help out with the screening process. (Gulf Shores Police Department via AP)
October 20

Literary magazine The Believer to shut down in 2022

One of the country’s most acclaimed and innovative literary magazines is shutting down
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Review: ‘Harder They Fall’ updates the Western, with style

Jeymes Samuel is a fan of old Westerns, but in “The Harder They Fall,” the British filmmaker-musician introduces much that’s new — including an eclectic soundtrack that bends genres, time periods and moods
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This image released by Netflix shows Jonathan Majors, left, and Idris Elba in a scene from "The Harder They Fall." (David Lee via AP)
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Review: 'The French Dispatch' is a film of 4 quirky stories

Wes Anderson pays tribute to the imagined heyday of storied literary magazines like “The New Yorker” and “The Paris Review” in “The French Dispatch,” a stylized anthology film that's structured like a magazine
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This image released by Searchlight Pictures shows Timothée Chalamet, left, and Lyna Khoudri in a scene from "The French Dispatch." (Searchlight Pictures via AP)
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Netflix's 'Squid Game' fandoms, memes highlight need for mental protection

It's the streaming service's most popular show of all time.
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Waiters dressed in outfits from the Netflix series "Squid Game" pose while playing a game to attract customers at a cafe in Jakarta, Indonesia on Oct. 19, 2021.
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David Byrne says audiences seem 'thrilled' to be in theater

As he brings “American Utopia” back to Broadway following the pandemic pause, David Byrne says it's evident how thrilled people are simply to be enjoying live entertainment again
October 20
FILE - Musician David Byrne performs at the Broadway reopening of "David Byrne's American Utopia" at the St. James Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, Filewld)
October 20

R. Kelly's Chicago trial on federal sex charges set Aug. 1

A federal judge has ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York
October 20
FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2019, file photo, R. Kelly appears during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. A federal judge on Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, ordered R&B superstar R. Kelly to stand trial in Chicago on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges next year after the scheduled sentencing for his conviction in an earlier sex trafficking trial in New York. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
October 20

Fox News' Cavuto tests positive for COVID-19, urges vaccines

Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he says is surprising but made him grateful that he was vaccinated
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FILE - Anchor Neil Cavuto is photographed during his "Cavuto: Coast to Coast" program, on the Fox Business Network, in New York, Thursday, March 9, 2017. The Fox News Channel anchor Cavuto tested positive for COVID-19, which he said left him surprised but grateful that he was vaccinated. Cavuto, who received word after Monday's Fox News Channel's “Your World with Neil Cavuto" show that he had the virus, was off the air on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 20

Bond and 'Willy Wonka' songwriter Leslie Bricusse dies at 90

Oscar-winning British songwriter Leslie Bricusse, whose work includes James Bond themes and Willy Wonka’s signature tune, has died
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ABC special explores life, legacy of Robin Williams

'Superstar: Robin Williams' airs Oct. 20 on ABC and streams next day on Hulu
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'Superstar: Robin Williams' premieres Wednesday, Oct. 20 on ABc and next day on Hulu
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Opening, ticket prices announced for Peppa Pig theme park

A standalone Peppa Pig theme park at the Legoland Florida Resort is scheduled to open Feb. 24
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011, file photo, a worker puts finishing touches on the entrance sign at Legoland Florida in Winter Haven, Fla. The Legoland theme park in Florida is planning an expansion next year including new rides, according to plans filed with the city nearest the attraction. The details have not been revealed, but news outlets report Legoland will add about 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares) to its resort near Winter Haven.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
October 20

'Squid Game' propels candy to fame, stirring delight, competition and nostalgia

A dalgona stall in Seoul says sales boosted up to eight times.
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Pink officers from Squid Game walk inside Sunway Pyramid shopping mall in Subang, outside Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Oct. 20, 2021.
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Queen accepts medical advice to rest, cancels N Ireland trip

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days
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Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days

Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II has reluctantly accepted medical advice to rest for a few days
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Police: Man who died at Phish concert did not hit railing

San Francisco police say a man who fell to his death from the upper level of a basketball arena is believed to have “leapt from an elevated area of the arena,” causing his death
October 20
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2019, file photo, people walk outside the Chase Center in San Francisco. Officials with the indoor arena home to the Golden State Warriors are assuring fans that Chase Center is safe as police investigate two separate falls at a Sunday night, Oct. 17, 2021, Phish concert, one of which resulted in death. Police said the concert-goer who fell to his death from the upper level of the arena is believed to have “leapt from an elevated area of the arena," causing his death. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
October 19

Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations
October 19
FILE - In this Friday Dec. 22, 2017, file photo President Donald Trump greets people on the tarmac as he arrives at Palm Beach International Airport, in West Palm Beach, Fla. Trump wants to countersue Summer Zervos, a former "Apprentice" contestant, who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations. Trump lawyer Alina Habba asked a court’s permission Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, to pursue a counterclaim against Zervos. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 19

Netflix posts higher 3Q earnings, solid subscriber growth

Netflix has posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings thanks to a stronger slate of titles
October 19
FILE- This July 17, 2017, file photo shows a Netflix logo on an iPhone in Philadelphia. Netflix posted sharply higher third-quarter earnings Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, thanks to a stronger slate of titles, including “Squid Game," the dystopian survival drama from South Korea that the company says became its biggest-ever TV show. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 19

Vegas lawyers: 2 sides to Flavor Flav domestic battery case

Entertainer Flavor Flav's attorneys say he will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas
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This Henderson Detention Center booking photo shows entertainer Flavor Flav following his arrest Oct. 4, 2021, in Henderson, Nev. Police and court documents said Tuesday, Oct. 19 the 62-year-old former hip-hop and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., faces a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home. Drayton's lawyers say they'll explain his side of the story in court. (Henderson Police Department via AP)
October 19

CNN's John King says he has MS, grateful for vaccinations

CNN's John King revealed that he has multiple sclerosis on Tuesday, during a discussion of vaccine mandates on his “Inside Politics” show
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FILE - CNN's John King speaks to the crowd before moderating a debate between Republican presidential candidates on Feb. 22, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz. King revealed that he has multiple sclerosis on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, during a discussion of vaccine mandates on his “Inside Politics” show. He said to panel members who surrounded him on the television set that he's grateful that they are all vaccinated against COVID-19 since he's immunocompromised. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
October 19

McCain book shares why she left 'toxic' times at 'The View'

Conservative firebrand Meghan McCain says she decided to leave “The View” the day after she returned from maternity leave last winter when colleague Joy Behar said ‘I did not miss you’ during a political argument
October 19
Meghan McCain appears at Variety's third annual "Salute to Service" celebration in New York on Nov. 6, 2019, left, and Joy Behar appears at the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards 27th Anniversary Gala in New York on Oct. 16, 2017. McCain says she decided to leave “The View” following her second day back from maternity leave in January after a comment was made by fellow panelist Behar during a political argument. The incident is one of several backstage stories in McCain's new book, “Bad Republican.” (AP Photo)
October 19

CBS wins for first time this season, led by '60 Minutes'

CBS won its first week of the still-new television season, this time by dominating non-sports programming
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Back to gravity: Russians talk about world's 1st space movie

A Russian actor and a film director who spent 12 days in orbit to make the world’s first movie in space say they were so thrilled with their experience on the International Space Station that they felt sorry to leave
October 19
In this photo taken from video footage released by Roscosmos Space Agency, actress Yulia Peresild sits in a chair shortly after the landing of the Russian Soyuz MS-18 space capsule, southeast of the Kazakh town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan, Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. The Soyuz MS-18 capsule landed upright in the steppes of Kazakhstan on Sunday with cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, actress Yulia Peresild and film director Klim Shipenko aboard after a 3 1/2-hour trip from the International Space Station. (Roscosmos Space Agency via AP)
October 19

France returns marble angels stolen from Italy church in '89

A pair of 17th-century marble angels that decorated a southern Italian church are back home on Italian soil
October 19
Two marble statues of angels are seen in this undated image. A British art collector who bought a pair of 17th century marble angels from a Neapolitan antiques shop two decades ago and had them at his French home has returned the “putti” to Italy’s art police after learning that they had been stolen from a church. In a statement released Tuesday Oct. 19, 2021 Italy’s carabinieri art police said the unnamed collector had tried to resell the angels at an antiques shop in Avignon, France ahead of his planned move from France to Portugal when French art police identified them as possible stolen goods. (Carabinieri for the Protection of Cultural Heritage via AP)
October 19

Puppet Little Amal arrives in UK after journey across Europe

A giant puppet of a Syrian refugee girl symbolizing millions of displaced children has landed on the southeast coast of England on the last leg of a 5,000 mile (8,000-kilometer) journey across Europe from Syria
October 19
Little Amal, a 3.5-metre-tall puppet of a nine-year-old Syrian girl, is greeted by children from the St. Mary's Primary Academy as she arrives in Folkestone, Kent, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 as part of the Handspring Puppet Company's 'The Walk'. The puppet started her journey in Turkey on 27 July and has travelled nearly 8,000 km across Greece, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and France, symbolizing millions of displaced children. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
October 19

Judge refuses to suppress video evidence in Josh Duggar case

A federal judge has denied motions to suppress video evidence found on electronic devices seized from former reality TV star Josh Duggar, who is facing child pornography charges
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New-York Historical Society selects new trustee chair

The New-York Historical Society has chosen Dr. H
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Celine Dion delays opening of Vegas show due to spasms

A medical issue has forced Celine Dion to delay the opening of a new Las Vegas show
October 19
FILE - Singer Celine Dion performs during her first World Tour called Courage in Quebec City, Montreal, Canada on Sept. 18, 2019. A medical issue has forced Dion to delay the opening of a new Las Vegas show. A statement from the singer said she's been having severe and persistent muscle spasms that have kept her from performing. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 19

Rapper formerly known as Kanye West is now just Ye

Kanye West is now known only as Ye
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Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery, cancels performances

Soprano Anna Netrebko needs shoulder surgery and has canceled performances in Verdi’s “Nabucco” at the Vienna State Opera
October 19
FILE - Russian soprano Anna Netrebko bows to the audience at the end of La Scala opera house's gala season opener, Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" at the Milan La Scala theater, Italy, on Dec. 7, 2019. Netrebko needs shoulder surgery and has canceled performances in Verdi’s “Nabucco” at the Vienna State Opera. The 50-year-old was to have sung Abigaille on Nov. 1, 6, 9 and 12, the first three with Amartuvshin Enkhbat in the title role and the last with Plácido Domingo (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
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Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx looks back at lean, driving years

Before he was a rock god, he sold lightbulbs
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FILE - Nikki Sixx attends the premiere for "Long Time Running" at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on Sept. 13, 2017. The Mötley Crüe co-founder and bassist has a new autobiography “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx." (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File)
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The top 10 books on the Apple Store for week ending10/17/2021
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Grammys release inclusion requirement to ensure diverse show

The Grammys will stick to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion in hiring on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony
October 19
FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, various Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The Grammys is sticking to its word with the public release of the full inclusion rider to ensure equity and inclusion on all levels of production for next year’s ceremony. The Recording Academy released on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, an eight-page document detailing the rider’s purposes and objectives. The agreement will require producers to recruit and hire more diverse candidates backstage and in front of the camera for the 64th annual awards ceremony on Jan. 31. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
October 19

UK music streaming faces scrutiny from competition watchdog

Regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the United Kingdom’s music streaming market to see whether there’s enough competition
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FILE - In this Tuesday, April 3, 2018 file photo, a trading post sports the Spotify logo on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.K. regulators are stepping up scrutiny of the country's music streaming market to see whether there's enough competition, after lawmakers outlined concerns that big online major platforms like Spotify may be too dominant. The U.K.'s competition watchdog said Tuesday, Oct. 19 2021 it will carry out a “market study” to assess whether fresh measures are needed to improve streaming competition. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 19

Debbie Matenopoulos shares what she learned as the youngest co-host on 'The View'

She joins fellow "View" original Joy Behar in the podcast "Behind The Table."
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Debbie Matenopoulos co-hosts "The View" in 1997.